Keywords

FDI, Foreign direct investment, financial crises

Abstract

We analyze the evolution of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to developing and emerging countries around financial crises. We empirically examine the Fire-Sale FDI hypothesis and describe the pattern of FDI inflows surrounding financial crises. We also add a more granular detail about the types of financial crises and their potentially differential effects on FDI. We distinguish between mergers and acquisitions(M&A) and greenfield investment, as well as between horizontal (tariff jumping) and vertical (integrating production stages) FDI. We find that financial crises have a strong negative effect on inward FDI in our sample. Crises are also shown to reduce the value of horizontal and vertical FDI. We do not find empirical evidence of fire-sale FDI; on the contrary, financial crises are shown to affect FDI flows and M&A activity negatively.

Original Publication Citation

“Fire-sale FDI: impact of financial crises on foreign direct investment” (with Ilan Noy).Review of Development Economics, 19(2), 387-399, 2015.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Economics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

Included in

Economics Commons

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